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Isle of Man National match 2017

Colin Duggan is the 2017 Manx champion ploughman. There was a late change of venue but the new site proved to be excellent and produced an overall high standard. There was a bitterly cold wind blowing all day and so all spectators deserved a special mention but Margaret Dodd deserved a medal by staying all […]


Mannin match 2017

This year’s Mannin match got off to a damp start with underfoot conditions being best described as ‘sticky’ but the clouds broke and the sun eventually shone after dinner.   Nicola Rawnsley took the best bye, clash and butt and the full results are listed below   Manx style   General purpose   Vintage mounted […]


NYFC 2017 results and photos

The 2017 season got off to a great start and for the ploughmen who ventured down to Jurby, they enjoyed the hospitality of Liz and Will McMillan and the Northern Young Farmers Club. The excellent site, as usual on the Bretney, meant a good standard of ploughing for judges Billy Clelland and Willie Kermeen to […]


Southern Vintage match results

Orry Mitchell has kindly provided the results from it annual match held on 5th November at Colby   Vintage mounted Vintage trailed Classic tractors World style Horses   Southern Vintage Engine & Tractor Club Shield World Class 1st:    Gordon Clague – [125] – International – Best Bye                                                    2nd:   Steven Lace – [124] – MF4325 […]


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Photos from the SYFC 2016 match

Strandhall, Gansey provided the venue for the 2016 Southern Young Farmers match. The field kindly provided by Mr Joe Taggart proved to be an excellent site for the competitors which saw a good turnout in the World Style class equalling the numbers in the Vintage classes. Something that hasn’t happened in  a few years. Results to […]


Marown Ploughing Match 2016 – results & photos

Despite the overcast conditions not lifting during the day, those that attended this year’s Marown Royal Ploughing Match at Ballamillaghyn had a most enjoyable day. Spells of drizzle in the morning did clear but the sun never really got to shine. Numbers were down this year with only one horse team entered which was mainly […]


Southern Vintage Engine and Tractor Club – more details

The Southern Vintage Engine and Tractor Club asks if you are competing in our match on the 5th November, could you please confirm that you wish to attend by calling Chris Clegg on 412353 or Orry Mitchell on 496870. There will a presentation of the shields and trophies to the winners of each class at […]


Southern Young Farmers match

After another week of rain, hopes were high with the forecast of bright and relatively warm weather. However, the day started out murky and with a breeze blowing, it never really got any better. The field, kindly provided by the Duggan family, was surprisingly dry and resulted in a good standard of ploughing.   With no horse classes […]

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Southern Vintage match results & photos

A bright start gave way to some blustery showers and when the points were totalled up there were some close totals Southern Vintage Engine & Tractor Club Shield – World Class   Cecil J Mitchell Shield – Vintage Trailer Diesel   Roy Hutchinson Memorial Shield – Classic Tractor Class   Ferguson T-20 System Class   Darnills […]


Marown Royal Ploughing match 2015 online schedule & entry form

Entries are now closed for this year’s Marown Royal ploughing match will be held on Saturday 24 October starting at 10:30am on land at the Cooil, by kind permission of Messrs & Mrs Christian, Ellerslie. And you can choose how to enter: online – just read and accept the rules set out below and then complete the form. […]


2015 Cronk y Voddy Horse ploughing match

The Governor helps out with the horse ploughing   The final match of the 2014/15 season took place at Ballagyr, Peel and as well as the ploughing, there was a little ceremony to present a replica of the Charlie Caine glass trophy to #Harold_Leece during the lunch break. #Bill_O’Connell kindly commissioned the replica, that can be retained […]


Southern Young Farmers match 2015

Conditions were bright but there was a biting cold wind for those who attended this year’s SYFC match, held at Fisher’s Hill by kind permission of the Watterson family.   The dry field provided an excellent site and the class winners were Vintage – Alan Radcliffe World style – Graham Jones Manx style – Billy Cormode Reversible […]


Photos from the 2015 IOM Ploughing Association match

#Margaret_Dodd had an highly productive day photographing the 2015 match, which was held at ClyBane, Braddan, by kind permission of #Frank_Cain. Despite having a twisted knee that she picked up at the Mannin match, Margaret managed to capture 113 photos of the day’s events, including a couple of special commissions. [gmedia id=124]  


Charlie Caine 2015 – Manx Style Ploughing Championships

Harold Leece from Greeba won this year’s Charlie Caine ploughing match to take the title of Manx Style Champion. A total of 9 competitors to the field provided by #Gordon_Clague at Shenharra, Peel. But Harold, who is 92, fought off some stiff competition to regain the title. Tractors   Horse   #Gordon_Clague was the winner […]


Mannin ploughing match 2015 results & photos

After many years at the Clypse, the Mannin Ploughing Association moved to a new a site for their annual match. #Paul_Faragher kindly provided an excellent site at Baldromma and the size of the field meant that the organisers were able to provided butts that were wider than most competitors experience at local matches, with the […]


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What a difference a year makes…. Conditions for the 2015 match couldn’t have been more different from that 12 months previous. And with the strong winds dying down on Friday, the organisers were able to erect the marquee and everything was set.   Margaret Dodd was once again present to capture the proceedings with these great […]


2014 Southern Vintage ploughing match

There was an International feel to this year’s Southern Vintage ploughing match Held on land next to Colby football club, which was kindly provided by #Paul_Costain, ploughmen from Wales joined the locals on a dry but blustery day.   [gmedia id=111] Thanks again to Margaret Dodd for the quality photos from the day   The […]


Marown Ploughing match 2014 – results and photos

The 2014/15 ploughing season got underway today on land above the Braaid,by kind permission of Messrs Christian, Ellerslie.   As usual Margaret Dodd was on duty and has generously supplied photos form the day. [gmedia id=109]     Manx Style   Vintage Tactors   Classic Tractors   General Purpose Tractors   General Purpose Horses   […]


Sulby Plough Service

There will be a Plough Service at 10.30 am Sunday 23rd Nov. 2014 at Sulby Methodist Church and everyone is welcome to attend.   The organisers have  would like encourage men to come, especially those connected with farming, to volumise the singing If anyone is interested please contact Mike on 878601, but the whole family is welcome. […]


Technology comes to Marown Royal Ploughing match

There have been ploughing matches staged in the parish of Marown for over 150 years but this year’s match saw a new twist on the combination of old and new technologies. As is usual these days, the horse ploughs competed against modern tractors and ploughs but this year for the first time competitors were able to enter the match […]

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Marown Royal Ploughing match online schedule & entry form

This year’s Marown Royal ploughing match will be held on Saturday 25 October starting at 10:30am on land above the Braaid, by kind permission of Messrs & Mrs Christian, Ellerslie. And you can choose how to enter: online – just read and accept the rules set out below and then complete the form. download the schedule and entry […]


Mad Sunday Vintage Rally – Port St Mary

The Southern Vintage Engine and Tractor Club will be holding their Annual Vintage Rally on Mad Sunday 1st June on The Stonefield at Ballacreggan Farm, Port St Mary, courtesy of the Cooil Family, from 11.00am to 5.00pm.   Any one with an exhibit is welcome or just please come for a look at the exhibits, only £1 entry. […]


Jean Burns Memorial match 2014

[gmedia id=20] Photos courtesy of Margaret Dodd   After having difficulties with wet fields, the Isle of Man Ploughing Association found a good dry field and day up on the Staarvey. The site provided fine views over Peel and the west of the Island.   With confirmation of the event only being circulated last week and other […]